BLOG: Cinnamon & PCOS

By Grace Ingram

Polycystic ovary syndrome (commonly referred to as PCOS) is a condition that affects nearly 1 in 10 women of reproductive age (1). As the name suggests, it is characterised by enlarged ovaries with multiple cysts and comes with a plethora of unpleasant symptoms. These include irregular menstrual cycles, weight gain, and trouble controlling blood sugar levels (1).

Most current treatment options for PCOS are centred around keeping metabolic factors such as weight, cholesterol, and blood sugars within a healthy range. This is done via several strategies including medication, exercise, and diet (1).

Recently, some new evidence has emerged for the role that cinnamon may play in multiple areas of PCOS management.

Firstly, cinnamon has been shown to improve the regularity and frequency of menstrual c